Ellen V. Adams

September 21, 1922April 1, 2019

Ellen V. Adams, 96, of Manchester, died April 1, 2019 at the Villa Crest Nursing & Retirement Center after a brief illness. She was born in Woonsocket, RI on September 21, 1922 the daughter of Arthur and Maria (Nacos) Vaios. She moved to Manchester with her family at a young age, was educated in the Queen City School System and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School.

Ellen was married to the love of her life, Timothy Adams, in 1945 and together they shared 68 years of life, laughter and love before his passing in February 2014. She was employed for many years as an assembler with Anchor Electric Co. but her true passion could be found in her love and devotion to her family. She enjoyed getting together with family and friends and will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Arthur Adams in 1973, by her sisters Athena Avgis and Alice Mavrogeorge and by her brother George Vaios.

Members of her family include her son James Adams and his wife Ann of Dublin, NH, her grandchildren Lance Adams, Aaron Adams, Maria Shea and Nicholas Adams and seven great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours. Urn burial in Pine Grove Cemetery will be private. The family has entrusted the McHugh Funeral Home with her care.


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Dino & Krys Donati

April 11, 2019

We would like to offer our sincerest condolences.

Marcia Harrington

April 6, 2019

Aunt Ellen, you were like a second mother to me, my favorite Aunt of many. I will never forget your loving nature and your friendly smile.
We were always welcomed at your table and you always made us feel special. You will stay in my heart forever.

Elaine Romano

April 4, 2019

To my wonderful, kind, and generous godmother.......I will miss you dearly. We had many laughs and secrets these last few months we spent time together. You will never be forgotten.


Alex and Diane Mavrogeorge

April 4, 2019

One is judged not by how much they love, but by how much they are loved by others. Aunty, it was easy to love you. You were always so kind, positive and warm to everyone. Although you never sought the limelight, your very nature will always be your monument to us and others. We will never forget you. You will live with us always.

Carol and Ren Proulx

April 4, 2019

Ann and Jimmy,
Ren and I are so saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. She was such a very special friend to my Mom, Georgette, and Jim while at Villa Crest.
It was such a privilege to know her. We saw her a couple weeks ago and she was so well. We fully understand the loss and heartache of losing
her, no matter the age. We will never forget her, and are so thankful we have pictures of her with Mom and Jim to always remember the good times.
She was the most accepting person I have ever met. She always said how thankful she was to be taken care of so well at Villa Crest.
She was so so special. We will miss visiting with her. Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to all your family. Carol and Ren